The Definition Of Dirty Blood That Comes Out During Menstruation?
There are those who say that when a woman is menstruating, it means she has dirty blood. So I can understand what this dirty blood means
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The mention of dirty blood to describe the blood that comes out during menstruation is actually incorrect. When called dirty, the impression is that this occurs due to the excretion of waste or metabolic waste in the body, such as feces or urine, when in fact what is happening is not the case.
Here we explain to you the process that occurs during menstruation:
In a woman's body, circulating various types of hormones, including reproductive hormones, for example estrogen, progesterone, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), and GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone). These hormones circulate in fluctuating levels along with a woman's menstrual cycle. Before menstruation, estrogen and progesterone levels are very high because they are produced by the follicles that develop in the ovaries (ovaries). The production of these two types of hormones can increase the proliferation of cells in the endometrial lining of the uterine wall, as a result, the uterine wall thickens.
Furthermore, the mature egg will burst and be released from the ovary to the uterus. If this egg then meets and is fertilized by an egg, the production of estrogen and progesterone will continue to increase in preparation for the implantation process, which is the implantation of the fertilized product into the uterine wall. Thus, the fetus can develop properly until delivery.
However, if there is no fertilization between an egg and a sperm cell, then the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone will suddenly decrease. This condition causes the proliferation of blood vessels that should supply the endometrium to be blocked. Thus, the lining of the endometrium will die due to lack of nutrients and oxygen. This condition causes the endometrial lining to shed which is then excreted through the birth canal as menstrual blood. This process runs continuously every month in healthy women.
You can observe from our explanation above, that what comes out during menstruation is actually part of the innermost lining of the uterus (endometrium) which loses its blood supply so it experiences death. This condition causes the blood that comes out to be blackish in color so it is often mistaken for dirt.
That's all for our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with a doctor or obstetrician.
I hope this helps.